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Advanced telematics for enhancing the SAFEty and comfort of motorcycle RIDERs

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€5 370 015
EU Contribution
€3 473 899
Project website
Project Acronym
SAFERIDER
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Safety/Security
Transport sectors
Passenger transport

Overview

Call for proposal
FP7-ICT-2007-1
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Motorcycle and moped fatalities account for 17,8% of the total number of road accident fatalities in Europe and, compared to a passenger car occupant, a motorcycle rider is 26 times more likely to die in a crash, based on vehicle miles travelled, as riders are among the vulnerable road users.

Objectives

SAFERIDER aimed to enhance PTW riders' safety by applying ADAS/IVIS on PTWs of all types for the most crucial functionalities and develop efficient and rider-friendly interfaces and interaction elements for riders' comfort and safety. Relevant applications prioritisation was based on in-depth accident studies, riders needs and wants, as well as benchmarking and ergonomic inspection of existing applications. The selected functionalities were developed according to a modular and multi-layer (perception-decision-action) architecture, allowing multi ADAS/IVIS applications setup and integration.

Four ADAS applications were preliminary planned to be developed, namely Speed Alert, Curve Speed Warning, Frontal Collision Warning and Intersection Support; as well as four IVIS applications, namely eCall, Telediagnostic Services, Navigation and Route Guidance, Weather, Traffic and Black Spot Warnings. They were supported holistically by optimal and concise warning concepts and strategies, supported by new haptic elements, an integrated smart helmet and context-related HMI adaptation; integrated upon three riding simulator and eight PTW demonstrators of three manufacturers (PIAGGIO, TRIUMPH and YAMAHA) and tested in six sites Europe-wide.

Methodology

Within its tasks, SAFERIDER aimed:

  1. To develop priority Use Cases for ARAS/OBIS implementation on PTWs.
  2. To define the functionalities of the prioritised ARAS/OBIS for PTWs of different levels, based on accident analysis data and naturalistic driving studies.
  3. To design and develop ARAS/OBIS prototypes for the selected functionalities.
  4. To design an optimal HMI concept and develop warning/ information provision elements for the prototypes, as well as for potential combinations of their output.
  5. To technically verify the developed ARAS/OBIS and integrate them to different motorcycles and motorcycle simulators.
  6. To estimate the safety impact and user acceptance of the prototypes in a series of pilot applications.
  7. To develop a Design Guidelines handbook for ARAS/OBIS integration and HMI design for motorcycles.
  8. To develop riders training tools for optimal ARAS/OBIS usage.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
FP7-ICT

Results

SAFERIDER project developed and demonstrated the full feasibility and effectiveness of five Advanced Rider Assistance Systems (ARAS) functions. Namely:

  • The Speed Alert (SA) provides a warning to the rider if the legal speed limit is exceeded.
  • The Curve Warning (CW) function is based on the concept of comparing the actual rider manoeuvre with a safe reference manoeuvre. The safe reference manoeuvre should be a feasible manoeuvre that complies with system dynamics, trajectory constraints and safety criteria in a 'human-like' riding style.
  • The Frontal Collision Warning (FCW) evaluates the motorcycle state in order to check whether it is in a safe state. A state is safe if there is an emergency braking manoeuvre that avoids collision whatever the former vehicle(s) does.
  • Intersection Support (IS)aims to efficiently warn the rider against possible collisions with fixed or moving obstacles at road intersections.
  • Lane Change Support (LCS) is to warn the driver in case a potential lane change is critical in terms of a potential collision.

SAFERIDER developed On-Bike Information Systems (OBIS) that are based on four-wheel vehicles' IVIS and has demonstrated that the OBIS functions implemented and tested are reaching some riders needs. The following for OBIS functions are developed:

  • The eCall system is based on the capacity of Powered-Two-Wheelers (PTW)
    to detect and remotely provide information as the location of a crash or fall.
  • Telediagnostics services provide added value for the rider by monitoring constantly the use and functioning conditions of the vehicle.
  • Navigation & Route Guidance (N&RG) provides a key function for novice riders and tourist by integrating On-BIKE System and positioning data.
  • N&RG: Weather, traffic and Black spot info. This function will integrate the navigation system with weather, traffic and accident data, in order to warn the vehicle occupant about potential dangers along the route.

The pilot tests that were done made it possible to collect a large amount of information and feedbacks from test riders that will be very useful for the next steps.

Strategy targets

An efficient and integrated mobility system: Acting on transport safety: saving thousands of lives

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road, 57001 Thermi Thessaloniki, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€424 410
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Mira Limited
Address
WATLING STREET, NUNEATON WARWICKSHIRE, CV10 0TU, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€352 330
Organisation
Piaggio & C S.p.a.
Address
Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 25, 56025 Pontedera, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€230 520
Organisation
Fundacion Cidaut
Address
PLAZA VICENTE ALEIXANDRE CAMPOS 2 PQ TECNOLOGICO DE BOECILLO 209, 47151 VALLADOLID, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€148 283
Organisation
Sick Ag
Address
Erwin Sick Strasse, 79183 Waldkirch, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€40 957
Organisation
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
Address
HANSASTRASSE 27C, 80686 MUNCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€227 760
Organisation
Nzi Technical Protection S.l.
Address
Avenida De La Paz S/n, 30510 Yecla, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€122 760
Organisation
Universita Degli Studi Di Firenze
Address
Piazza San Marco 4, 50121 Florence, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€160 200
Organisation
Universita Degli Studi Di Padova
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 1848 2, 35122 Padova, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€180 072
Organisation
Avmap Srlu
Address
Viale D Zaccagna, 54033 Carrara, Italy
EU Contribution
€161 025
Organisation
Scuola Superiore Di Studi Universitari E Di Perfezionamento S Anna
Address
PIAZZA MARTIRI DELLA LIBERTA 33, 56127 PISA, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€167 100
Organisation
Porsche Engineering Group Gmbh
Address
Porschestrasse, 71287 Weissach, Germany
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
Meta System S.p.a
Address
Via Majakovskij 10 Bcde, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
EU Contribution
€160 000
Organisation
Europe Recherche Transport
Address
AVENUE FRANCOIS MITTERRAND 25, 69675 BRON, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€33 000
Organisation
Ibeo Automobile Sensor Gmbh
Address
Merkurring 20, 22143 Hamburg, Germany
EU Contribution
€166 545
Organisation
Universita Degli Studi Di Trento
Address
Via Belenzani, 38100 Trento, Italy
EU Contribution
€49 376
Organisation
Institut National De La Recherche Sur Les Transports Et Leur Securite
Address
2 Avenue du General Malleret Joinville, 94114 ARCUEIL, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€130 737
Organisation
Federation Of European Motorcyclist' Associations
Address
Rue Des Champs, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€86 268
Organisation
Conncept Swiss Gmbh
Address
St Johanns-Vorstadt 17, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
Institut Francais Des Sciences Et Technologies Des Transports, De L'amenagement Et Des Reseaux
Address
2, Avenue Du General Malleret-Joinville, 94114 Arcueil, France
EU Contribution
€110 614
Organisation
Bundesanstalt Für Strassenwesen (Federal Highway Research Institute)
Address
Brüdenstrasse 53, 51427 BERGISCH GLADBACH, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€106 265
Organisation
Universita Degli Studi Di Modena E Reggio Emilia
Address
VIA UNIVERSITA 4, 41121 MODENA, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€260 627
Organisation
Yamaha Motor Europe N.v.
Address
Koolhovenlaan 101, 1119 Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€155 050

Technologies

Technology Theme
Advanced driver assistance systems
Technology
ADAS learning and harm prevention platforms
Development phase
Validation

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